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The present study aims to investigate the pharmacological effect of the exopolysaccharides from Aphanothece halophytica GR02 (EPSAH) on the HeLa human cervical cancer cell line. HeLa cells were cultured in RPMI-1640-10% FBS medium containing with or without different concentrations of EPSAH. Cell viability was assessed by methylthiazol tetrazolium (MTT)(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Arecae semen, the ripe seed of Areca catechu L., has been used as vermifuge and digestant in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, the potential toxicity effect of arecae semen has not been completely investigated. THE AIM OF THE STUDY The present study was aimed at evaluating the sub-chronic toxicity of arecae semen(More)
Semen cuscutae is a well-known Chinese medicine which has been used to nourish kidney. It is the first study to demonstrate that the polysaccharides from semen cuscutae showed significant activity of nourishing kidney-yang by increasing the levels of testosterone and estradiol, decreasing the level of blood urea nitrogen, improving immune function,(More)
This research targeted the learning preferences, goals and motivations, achievements, challenges, and possibilities for life change of self-directed online learners who subscribed to the monthly OpenCourseWare (OCW) e-newsletter from MIT. Data collection included a 25-item survey of 1,429 newsletter subscribers; 613 of whom also completed an additional 15(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the quality standard for carbonizing drug characteristic of ginger carbon. METHOD Gingers and different carbonized gingers were compared by the absorption of pigment, tannin content, pH, mouth's coagulation time and bleeding time. RESULT The study resulted in the recommended carbonizing standard that the absorption capacity shall(More)
Processing is a traditional pharmacy technology based on traditional Chinese medicine theory. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) ingredients should be processed before being used as a medicine. Processed bitter almonds are widely used in the clinic in TCM for the treatment of cough and asthma. In this work the amygdalin profile of three producing areas(More)
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